When Dan Jarvis will make Tier 3 announcement with Doncaster set for ‘very high’ alert

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South Yorkshire is on the ‘cusp of an agreement’ with the Government over Tier 3 lockdown restrictions and support.

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said the Government had ‘quite detailed’ conversations yesterday and this morning regarding new restrictions for South Yorkshire.

He said he expects an announcement to be made by Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis today.

It is thought it could come as soon as 9am.

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Labour MP Dan Jarvis (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)Labour MP Dan Jarvis (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
Labour MP Dan Jarvis (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Asked when new restrictions would come into place, he told BBC Breakfast: “I think you’ll have to wait for that. It’s best if people living in South Yorkshire wait to see that announcement from him and from the Government.

“But it will be made very shortly.”

Mr Jenrick said on Sky News that he hoped the Government was ‘on the cusp of an agreement with South Yorkshire’.

When it was put to Robert Jenrick that it sounded like Sheffield and South Yorkshire would be going into Tier 3, he told Sky News: “It’s not right for me to pre-empt a full statement that the Prime Minister and Dan Jarvis will make later today.

“But we have had very successful conversations with him and with the leaders of South Yorkshire.

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“Again there’s a serious situation there, and rightly they wanted to take action.

“We’ve discussed that over the course of yesterday and early this morning and an announcement will be made shortly.”

Talks between the Government and leaders in Greater Manchester have broken down, with an agreement on the support package unable to be reached.

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